Universe/Classics 2.0 Ironhide feedback thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by Peaugh, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    He's back and ready to kick some skidplate!

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    No longer a minivan, Ironhide's new incarnation is an SUV.

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    Not quite as nice of a red as Sideswipe, but not bad. My only issue is that his non-clear windows are painted that same baby blue Hasbro been slathering over their figures lately, most noticeably the Allspark power figures from the movie. I hope the bulk discount they got on it was worth it. His weapon stores underneath:

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    Tranformation is crazy involved, fairly complex, and will likely have parts flying everywhere. Sadly, this guy's worse than Galvatron in that department. Robot mode is nice:

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    Although he does still have the tilted head issue:

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    It's fixable by shaving down some plastic on the inside of some parts, the issue stems from some pieces just not lining up properly due to size, shave them down a bit and the head will sit a little more normally. Speaking of the head, he looks like Papa Smurf, as his face is painted the same baby blue as the windows. Had it been the same silver as his inner chest detailing it would've looked nice, now it's just a little weird.

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    The weapon is neat. One end has a gun, the other end a clear blade (on a spring, for "stabby-stabby" action!), and can be attached in either mode to either arm:

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    He's a little shorter than other Deluxes:

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    Also, as part of his transformation, he totally does the Thriller dance:

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    Overall, not a bad toy. There's some neat design elements that unfortunately suffer from some less than stellar execution. some of which can be fixed if you're willing to risk cutting into the toy, but the timid will likely find fault with the figure. But hell, it's freaking IRONHIDE, with a real head! It's definitely worth a retail purchase, but probably not worth breaking the bank to acquire early, and even when it hits, I wouldn't pay too much over retail on ebay for it.


    EDIT: The Hands DO fit inside the gun. Thanks, Pascal!

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    Video Review is up here:

    YouTube - Transformers Universe/Classics 2.0 Ironhide
     
  2. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait for this to hit retail. The allspark blue is annoying while other parts are clear, and I think I'll be fine with the head.
     
  3. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

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    So which pieces do you shave down to fix his head?
     
  4. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    wow...that blue does look bad...i still want him, but i'll take a sharpie to his face probably...
     
  5. Rewind

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    Man, I like Ironhide but this incarnation looks pretty bad to me in almost every respect. I still think Energon Towline makes a much, much better 'Classics' Ironhide.

    Thanks for the review though, great as usual!
     
  6. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    He looks like a Movie toy that was retooled for the Universe line.
     
  7. Foster

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    I love the X-Brawn vehicle look, but I hate the face color. It looks like he's holding his breath. I might wait for the Henkei to see about a silver face and window color.
     
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    wow. his codpiece is just right there in your face. Very prevalent. Why do robots now need faux-kibble between their legs???

    Still. not bad. Looks like a good buddy for universe Swerve.
     
  9. rattrap007

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    The baby blue is bad, but an otherwise cool figure... can't wait for him.
     
  10. 1987olds442

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    I'm looking forward to getting this figure definitely going to be painting him a different red and painting the painted windows black and the face silver.
     
  11. Powersa

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    Nice review and photos.
    The unpainted grey plastic looks silly in both modes. The wheels look cheap. Let's hope Ratchet gets a better paint treatment.
     
  12. rattrap007

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    I've NEVER repainted a figure before but the blue makes me want to....
     
  13. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    blue face = WTF Hasbro?
    (and those blue windows really would have looked 100% better in black)

    from these pix he easily looks the weakest new mold Classics guy, but i will still get him, because as noted, it's a freakin' G! Ironhide with a head.
     
  14. unicronsupreme

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    I'm definitely putting some paint on his face and windows and he'll look 1000% better when I get him.

    Can you take a picture of his SUV next to Stockade? Thanks!
     
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    How is his durability in case if he falls off the shelf?

    Are his joints tight?
     
  16. Veloxiraptor

    Veloxiraptor MoƩ than Meets the Eye

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    Ironhide looks like he's put on a few tons...
     
  17. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Mostly the top, hidden part of his supercrotch.
     
  18. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Looks alright...

    *runs off to pre-order Henkei Ratchet*
     
  19. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Oh, he'll take a fall off a shelf no problem. Parts like to pop off DURING transformation, but he's pretty sturdy in robot mode. He does like to pop apart at the waist if you turn him too far to the side.

    Joints are fine, I'd had no issues.
     
  20. Peaugh

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    Sure!

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